It seems that since Pilates joined the fitness craze, we've all got caught up on feeling the burn and pushing through the pain. After all, no pain no gain - right?
Well there's two problems with that. Not only might this push-through mentality make you work harder, but it might also make you gain less from all that effort you are putting into your Pilates workout.
How can you maximize your workout and struggle less through it? I give you 6 words!
Get better results from the work you put into your body
When it comes to attaining results hard work is good, but working hard on your joints can set you back farther than where you started. Getting the best for your body while staying away from injuries is all about how you move.
If you lead an active life style, it's likely that you have at one point or another experienced a muscle or joint strain and maybe a minor injury or even a major one.
Learn how you can apply what I call the Pilates Way into the activities you already do for better health, longevity of your joints, strength (and the good looks too!) at the best of what your genetics can afford you.
Meet your shoulder's best friend in planks, push ups and life.
"My abs were ready to hold,
but my shoulders and wrists just couldn't bear the load"
Most of us have (at least at some point in our fitness journeys) gone through a moment like this. Without the strength of the star of this month, weight bearing through the arms and even simple daily tasks such as handwriting and typing can be stressful on the shoulders (or even on seemingly uninvolved places such as the elbows and wrists).
If you’ve been able to put these days of unwanted shoulder and neck tension in the past through practice, good for you! If you are still working on it, read on…
Learn about the importance of this muscle, how to connect to it and strengthen it.
Muscle of The Month >> Transverse Abdominis
The first post of this new series is featuring one of our most foundational muscles.
"Tighten that corset around your waist!"
If you've taken a Pilates class, you've certainly heard these words before.
That's because your body actually has its own natural corset, your deepest abdominal layer, the Transverse Abdominis. If you've ever dreamed of having a narrower waistline, healthier lower back, stronger core, better balance and more strengthening this muscle should be your first priority.
Welcome to Stay Active!
Hopefully a useful and inspiring space for the practice of mindfulness in the journey of fitness and wellness. I opened this space to share my thoughts, experiences, inspirations and motivations toward fitness and wellness, hopefully motivating you and many others to live in their best possible shape – in mind and body.